Water Quality Problems
You may have questions about the quality of your water, especially if your home is supplied with well water. A few examples of water quality problems are contaminants (such as iron, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, radon and so on), high or low pH, or high levels of sediment or other impurities.
Another water quality problem we face is the presence of Polyfluoroalkyl & Perfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS. Per the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PFAS are made up of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulphonate (PFOS), GenX, and a number of other chemicals. Because they have been commonly used in the production of food packaging and many other consumer and household products since the 1940s, PFAS end up in our water supplies. Recent news of contamination problems in Pittsboro, NC, and surrounding areas has raised concerns. Researchers have found that drinking water in these area could have higher levels of contamination than others. There is evidence that if people ingest PFAS, these chemicals can accumulate, and can stay, in the human body for long periods of time. As a result, the level of PFAS in their bodies may increase to the point where they suffer from adverse health effects.
Local researchers are testing multiple areas in the Haw River for PFAS and other chemicals. From there, researchers can determine next steps in limiting the exposure of these chemicals in our drinking water. PFAS contamination is not just present in Efland NC, it is a nationwide issue.
While studies are in the early stages, the water quality experts at The Water Specialist want to take this opportunity to help educate our clients on what problems we might be facing. Learn more here and here about PFAS in Chatham County NC, specifically, and how it might be affecting your drinking water.
If you have any questions or concerns about water quality problems in Central NC, give us a call. We are happy to help answer any questions and provide water treatment systems to your home. We can handle your water quality problems! Ask us about financing options on new water treatment systems or system upgrades!